Which Olympic Names Will Get the Gold?

A reader named Knud compiled a cool list of the most common first names among this year’s Olympic athletes.

Here are the top male names, followed by the number of athletes with each name:

David
Michael
Daniel
Peter
Robert
Juan
Carlos
Thomas
Alexander, Christian, Ivan & Jose (tie)
Chris, James, Mark & Martin (tie)
66
41
40
39
36
34
29
28
26
24

And here are the top female names:

Maria
Anna
Olga
Elena
Natalia
Sarah
Tatiana
Irina & Laura (tie)
Ana
Svetlana
64
42
32
30
28
26
21
20
19
17

The names in boldface are the medalists, of course. :)

Thanks, Knud!


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